MadSci Network: Zoology

Re: Is it true that jellyfish don't sting you when you pick them up?

Date: Wed Nov 28 10:01:42 2007
Posted By: David and John Free, Post-doc/Fellow, MFA, MFA
Area of science: Zoology
ID: 1189347304.Zo

Hi Camille

No it is not true!

You have pores all over your body, including yout hands, and jellyfish 
have sharp stingers that prick through your skin. These stingers are on 
their tentacles and still work after the jellyfish is dead


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